Troy, Michigan Family Lawyers

Mark Snover
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Michigan Family Law Attorney

Mark Snover is a partner at The Law Firm of Hauer & Snover. His practice is devoted exclusively to family law. Mr. Snover specializes in litigating complex divorce cases, child support cases, child custody cases,... Read More »
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Donna Virkus
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Michigan Family Law Lawyer

Donna Virkus brings a wealth of experience to her practice of family law. Having gone through a divorce herself, and having two young children at the time, she knows first hand the concerns and anxiety that clients have... Read More »
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Leonid Garbuzov
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Free Consultation! Exceptional Attorney! Professional, Accessible & Affordable!

I am a dedicated and aggressive family law attorney. I strive for exceptional service, highly individualized solutions and outstanding results! Visit my website for more information or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Daniel Findling
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Royal Oak, MI Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(248) 399-3300 414 W. FIFTH ST.
414 W. Fifth St.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Wayne State University Law School
Welcome, we are ready to help. Findling Law is a leading Michigan divorce law firm, dedicated to fulfilling client's goals by solving complex problems. Change is rarely easy, sometimes complicated and often emotional. Our experienced family law lawyers and support group utilize a team approach to focus on solutions. We apply Michigan law and specialize in helping you focus on your goals, protect your property interests, manage your custody and support interest, and keep you happy. Our commitment is to solve problems at an affordable cost. We love to settle cases, but are not afraid to fight. If...
Neil Colman
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Sterling Heights, MI Family Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(586) 254-1100 12900 Hall Road
Ste. 180
Sterling Heights, MI 48313
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Detroit College of Law (now MSU Law School)
Admitted to the practice of law in 1971 and formed the Law Firm of Colman and Goodman, P.C. in 1974 in the Sterling Heights/Utica communities of Macomb County, Michigan. In August 2015 Colman Law Center, PLLC was established. It is a law office dedicated to the general practice of law with an emphasis in the area of family law encompassing, but not limited to, divorce, custody, parenting time, It child/spousal support and change of residence. Neil M. Colman has rendered skillful and conscientious representation for clients throughout Southeastern Michigan for more than 45 years. Other areas of practice include, but...
Daniel Marchese
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Rochester, MI Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(248) 270-2709 929 W. University Dr.
Ste. 101
Rochester, MI 48307
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
University of Detroit Mercy
Daniel is highly experienced in divorce and family law matters, and he has successfully tried and arbitrated cases in the most contentious matters. Although he is always willing to fight for you if needed, 98% of his cases are either resolved at or prior to mediation.

Daniel has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for four straight years in Estate Planning and Probate from 2015-18. He was recently recognized as one of Michigan’s Top Lawyers by Michigan’s Top Lawyers and a Top 10 Family Law Attorney by Attorney and Practice Magazine. The National Association of Distinguished Counsel has...
Michael A. Robbins
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Family Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(248) 646-7980 3910 Telegraph Rd, Suite 200
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Family and Divorce
Wayne State University Law School
Michael A. Robbins is past president of the Michigan Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, past chairperson of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and past president of the Michigan Interprofessional Association. Mr. Robbins has not only been named one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in family law, but was also showcased in Newsweek as one of the Eight Leaders in Family Law in the United States. He has also been named one of the top 100 lawyers in Michigan by the New York Times and Super Lawyers. He is a frequent lecturer...
Phillip S. Serafini
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Sterling Heights, MI Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(866) 529-3537 44444 Mound Rd
#100
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Free ConsultationFamily, Elder, Estate Planning and Insurance Claims
Wayne State University Law School
Phil was admitted to practice law in 1991 and he is now in his 28th year as an attorney. Phil is one of the founding partners of Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz and Associates, P.C. and he focuses his practice in the areas of personal injury, automobile accident claims, no-fault claims also known as personal injury protection benefits, third party automobile negligence claims, slip and fall injuries, motorcycle injuries, trucking accidents and general civil litigation. Phil grew up in St. Clair Shores and Royal Oak and he has been fortunate to return to Macomb County to practice law.

From 1995 to present, Phil...
Charles P Farrar
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Waterford, MI Family Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(248) 860-6025 995 W Huron St
Waterford, MI 48328
Family and Divorce
University of Michigan Law School
When it comes to dealing with family law, it can develop into an emotional rollercoaster, bringing about a traumatic experience entering your life. With Charles P. Ferrar, he understands the stress and heartache such legal matters can be, which is why he works closely and patiently with his clients, achieving a successful resolution in each legal case. A seasoned attorney with 20 years of experience, Attorney Farrar offers a wealth of expertise in all aspects of family law. Personalizing each case to its best suit, Farrar offers free one-on-one personal consultations. From creating a full detailed evaluation towards recommending different...
Avi Adler
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Southfield, MI Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(248) 270-8223 24300 Southfield Rd
210
Southfield, MI 48075
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Foreclosure Defense
Wayne State University Law School
I always knew that I wanted to use my law degree to help people in need. After moving from Toronto to Detroit, at the peak of the recession, I saw that the community of Detroit was in a real need. Hard-working people were now losing jobs and living off of credit cards just to get by. People in Detroit who could not afford medical insurance had medical bills that were piling up. These people just needed a break, a second chance, to get their life together again and start fresh. I knew then, that I wanted to commit my life...
Louis C. Szura
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Southfield, MI Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(248) 716-3600 29777 Telegraph Road
Suite 2475
Southfield, MI 48034
Family, Business, Employment and Health Care
Cornell Law School and University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Louis C. Szura practices in the area of health care law and business litigation. Mr. Szura focuses on advising and representing health care providers from all areas on the formation and operations of their businesses and in various types of litigation. He has experience with practice formation; contract negotiations; employment disputes; management contracts; noncompete agreements; insurance and network provider disputes; HIPAA; Stark; AKS; and other compliance and license issues. Mr. Szura has also represented numerous whistleblowers under the federal False Claims Act, Michigan Medicaid Act, and other similar statutes. He is an active council member of the State Bar of...
Mark Snover
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Family Law Attorney
(248) 258-0800 6905 Telegraph Road
Suite 350
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Mark Snover is a partner at The Law Firm of Hauer & Snover. His practice is devoted exclusively to family law.

Mr. Snover specializes in litigating complex divorce cases, child support cases, child custody cases, as well as other cases dealing with family law issues. He has been named to the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. He was selected by his peers as a Leading Lawyer in family law. Mr. Snover was also selected to the National Advocates, Top 100 Lawyers.

The Law Firm of Hauer and Snover was named as one of the Best Family Law Firms...
Donna Virkus
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Sterling Heights, MI Family Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(866) 529-3537 44444 Mound Rd
#100
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Free ConsultationFamily
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Donna Virkus brings a wealth of experience to her practice of family law. Having gone through a divorce herself, and having two young children at the time, she knows first hand the concerns and anxiety that clients have during the divorce process. She counsels her clients through the process, assisting the achievement of their goals and helping to bring their cases to resolution. Donna aims to assist her clients avoid needless escalation of a stressful and difficult situation.

Donna earned her undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University with a major in Industrial Marketing. She has a vast amount of experience in...
Matthew Walton
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Michigan Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience

Matthew M. Walton P.C. focuses primarily on criminal cases and family law. However, my firm handles a variety of related legal area including probate planning, contract and business-related matters, personal injury, etc.... Read More »
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Ameena Razia Sheikh
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Sylvan Lake, MI Family Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(248) 631-4853 2360 Orchard Lake Road
Suite 100
Sylvan Lake, MI 48320
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Wayne State University Law School
Achieving winning results for my clients is my passion!! Winning results vary for each of my clients and I focus on tailoring my representation for each of their specific needs. I am not just a legal advocate, I am my client's all around counselor. If you have any legal issue, I am your first stop. If I am unable to obtain the ideal results for YOU, I will ensure that I direct you to someone who can. My job as a lawyer is to AID those in need of legal assistance, not just take on...
John C. Elkhoury
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Center Line, MI Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(586) 501-8796 26648 Van Dyke Avenue
Center Line, MI 48015
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
(586) 501-8796 Call for a free Consultation

I started my own law practice in May 2011 and have been servicing clients in the Metro Detroit area ever since. I have a varied general practice but specialize in the following areas:

Criminal Defense- All Misdemeanor and Felony cases including Operating while intoxicated, Retail Fraud, Possession of Analogues, Embezzlement/Larceny Crimes, Possession of Marijuana, Minor in Possession of Alcohol, Disorderly Conduct/Person, Malicious Destruction of Property, Driving While License Suspended, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, and Reckless Driving.
Civil Infractions-All traffic tickets and citations including Speeding, Careless Driving, Disobeying a Traffic Signal, Failure to...
Sabrina Shaheen Cronin
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(248) 258-3500 Suite 250
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Sabrina Cronin is the Founder and President of The Cronin Law Firm. Following Sabrina’s lead, the breadth and depth of knowledge at The Cronin Law Firm is quite expansive. She and her team handle family law, business law, criminal defense, estate planning, entertainment law, personal injury, real estate, bankruptcy, civil litigation, employment law and immigration. In more than two decades as an attorney, Sabrina has fed her curiosity and challenged herself to become intimately involved in multiple areas of the law. Her professional experience is distinctive and varied. She began as an associate attorney for Sullivan, Ward, Bone, Tyler,...
Joshua Ben
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Bingham Farms, MI Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(248) 540-0677 30600 Telegraph Rd
Suite 3130
Bingham Farms, MI 48025
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Detroit Attorney Joshua Ben is a graduate of The Ohio State University and Chicago-Kent College of Law. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu while attending The Ohio State University. He was admitted to practice in the State of Michigan in 1999. He is admitted to practice law in the Eastern District and Western District of the U.S. District Court. He is a member of the Oakland County Bar Association and the Detroit Bar Association.
Lisa D. Stern
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(248) 335-5000 Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Family, Divorce and Probate
Aric K. Melder
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Royal Oak, MI Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(248) 541-3400 2304 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Aric K. Melder has assisted each of his clients with the finest legal representation possible while upholding the ethics, spirit, and intent of the law. He was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1996. He graduated from Detroit College of Law, at Michigan State University with a Juris Doctor, in 1996, and Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1993. Aric K. Melder has concentrated his expertise and experience in the areas of Family Law, Divorce, Adoption, Bankruptcy, Debt Collection /Debt Collection Defense, Asset Protection, Real Estate, Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning, Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving, Traffic...
Robert Anthony Piraino
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Family Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(248) 360-0100 Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Family, Business and Divorce
Wayne State University Law School
Paul Kowal
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Utica, MI Family Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(586) 731-3012 44841 Van Dyke Ave.
Utica, MI 48317
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Ronnie Cromer
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Southfield, MI Family Law Lawyer
(248) 809-6790 24901 Northwestern Hwy.
Suite 612
Southfield, MI 48075
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Civil Rights and Divorce
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Michigan lawyers proudly representing divorce, criminal, business, employment, wrongful death, discrimination, police brutality, civil rights and insurance claim denial clients. Free consultation.
Sanford J. Melder
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Royal Oak, MI Family Law Attorney
(248) 541-3400 2304 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Sanford J. Melder has helped thousands of people as an attorney. He was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1974. He graduated from Wayne State University with a Jurist Doctor in 1973, and Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Science in 1968. Sanford J. Melder has practiced law for over 30 years, representing clients in legal matters including Family Law, Divorce, Adoption, Real Estate, Debt Collection/Debt Collection Defense, Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning, Asset Protection, Criminal Defense, Traffic Matters, Drunk Driving, Business Law and Personal Injury. Areas of Practice: Family Law Divorce Adoption Real Estate Debt Collection/Debt Collection Defense Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning Asset...
Rebecca Fadel King JD, MSW
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Bingham Farms, MI Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(248) 645-1700 30150 Telegraph Rd.
Suite 444
Bingham Farms, MI 48025
Family
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Rebecca Fadel King practices exclusively in the area of family law, including divorce, custody, parenting time, child support, spousal support, and change of domicile. Her practice is centered in Oakland and Wayne Counties, but she represents clients throughout Southeastern Michigan. Rebecca prides herself on offering a full complement of divorce options to her client. Many clients seeking divorce know only of the option of litigating a case through the courts. Rebecca is trained in collaborative divorce and domestic relations mediation. She believes in helping clients to choose the divorce option that is best for them and their families, and in...
Shiraz Khan
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Southfield, MI Family Law Attorney
(248) 419-0678 20245 W. 12 Mile Road
Suite 215
Southfield, MI 48076
Family, Business, Divorce and Immigration
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Attorney Shiraz K. Khan is a licensed Attorney and Counselor admitted to practice law in the State of Michigan, admitted to practice in the United States District Court - Eastern District of Michigan, a member of the State Bar of Michigan and registered with the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) under the United States Department of Justice. Attorney Shiraz Khan stands firmly for justice. He has been featured on CBS In The Morning and interviewed for CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin. His legal opinions and statements have been cited in various articles of the New York Times, the...
Dana F. Wilson
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Hazel Park, MI Family Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(248) 546-6164 Hazel Park, MI 48030
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
The John Marshall Law School
In 1974 Dana Wilson founded the Law Firm of Wilson & Wilson P.C. with the belief that superior legal service is built on the foundation of strong client relationships and excellent legal representation. He has served as a Michigan State Representative, State Senator and Oakland County Commissioner. In addition he served as a member of the Michigan Department of Corrections Commission, and on numerous local boards and commissions in Rochester Hills and Hazel Park.
Walter Czechowski
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Center Line, MI Family Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(586) 754-1450 26224 Van Dyke Ave
Center Line, MI 48015
Free ConsultationFamily, Animal, Collections and Estate Planning
Michigan State University
I graduated from Wayne State, with Honors, in 1973. I received my Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, from Detroit College of Law (now MSU Law School). I am a partner in the law firm of Bieber & Czechowski, specializing in Probate and Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Social Security matters. I am an arbitrator and case evaluator for Macomb and Oakland Counties. I am also a current member of BRAG, Anchor Bay Chamber of Commerce and an avid golfer. I was the assistant girl's golf coach for Notre Dame Prep High School (2002-2005).
Nicole Hauer
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Family Law Attorney
(248) 258-0800 6905 Telegraph Road
Suite 350
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
Family and Divorce
Gary Francis Kennedy II
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Shelby Township, MI Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(586) 580-1942 51424 Van Dyke Ave
Ste 25
Shelby Township, MI 48316
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Carly Hakim Babi
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Warren, MI Family Law Attorney
8424 E. 12 Mile Rd.
Suite 200
Warren, MI 48093
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Criminal and Immigration
University of Detroit Mercy
Issa Ghaleb Haddad
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Bingham Farms, MI Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(844) 423-3529 30600 Telegraph Rd
Suite 4280
Bingham Farms, MI 48025
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Insurance Claims
Andrew Walter Kowalkowski
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(248) 974-9594 2525 S. Telegraph Road
Suite 100
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Wayne State University
Richard Pazin
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Sterling Heights, MI Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(586) 419-8885 8153 Clay Ct.
Sterling Heights, MI 48313
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Real Estate and Tax
Wayne State University Law School and University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
University of Michigan - BBA (Accounting)
Certified Public Account - Michigan
University of Detroit Law School - JD
Wayne State University - LL.M Taxation
Attorney Licenses in Michigan and California

Kimberley A. Koester
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(248) 644-6326 40950 Woodward Ave.
Suite 120
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Family, Civil Rights, Health Care and Insurance Claims
Michigan State University College of Law
Kimberley joined Chapman Law Group in 2000 after spending several years handling complex Labor Relation claims. She focuses her practice on the defense of medical malpractice and Civil Rights (42 USC 1983) claims. Kimberley has successfully defended hundreds of claims brought on behalf of inmates within state and county correctional facilities. Over the years Kimberley developed an exceptional understanding of the interplay between Federal Civil Rights law and State tort actions such as medical malpractice. This knowledge enables her to quickly address the deficiencies of claims and promptly respond with the appropriate defense, often ending in immediate dismissal.
Patrick Gagniuk
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Royal Oak, MI Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(248) 894-5424 301 West Fourth Street Suite 430
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Erica L Cicchelli
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Southfield, MI Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(248) 552-9219 24901 Northwestern Hwy.
Suite 308
Southfield, MI 48075
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, DUI and Social Security Disability
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Lisa Kirsch Satawa
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(248) 792-3060 1133 West Long Lake Rd, Suite 150
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal and Juvenile
Born in Detroit, Michigan in the 60's. My parents taught me the value of a strong work ethic, humility, gratitude and family. I love learning and am fascinated with the intersection of law, psychology, medicine and justice. I love to cook, sail, travel, ski and laugh. I am a hockey-softball-baseball mom, and a mentor to as many young lawyers as ask. I enjoy teaching and making a difference. Do one thing every day that makes you smile. I do.
Roy R. Winn
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Pontiac, MI Family Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(248) 332-7120 28 n. saginaw, suite 915
Pontiac, MI 48342
Family, Asbestos, DUI and Insurance Claims
Thirty Five years involved in a small practice with focus on personal injury claims, workers compensation, social security, auto, all drivers license issues, DWI/OVI & DLAD. Additional experience in divorce, cutody and paternity matters. If I can be of help, we will find a way to provide it. If necessary, I will travel to your home or other convenient location for free consultation.
Anthony Della Pelle
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Southfield, MI Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(586) 944-8735 21411 Civic Center Drive Suite 201
Southfield, MI 48076
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Michigan State University
Samuel Herman
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Royal Oak, MI Family Law Attorney
(248) 691-2200 26862 Woodward Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Family, Business, Divorce and Real Estate
Mr. Carl E. Sears
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Royal Oak, MI Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(866) 210-4773 26080 Woodward Ave.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Estate Planning
Robert Willis
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Southfield, MI Family Law Attorney
(248) 353-5100 25140 Lahser Rd
Southfield, MI 48033
Family
Andrew H. Cohen
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Southfield, MI Family Law Lawyer
(248) 557-3080 17240 W. Ten Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075
Family, Divorce and Social Security Disability
After graduating from University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2006, I began partnering with experienced and capable attorneys to gain knowledge and expertise in Family Law. I continue to assist families in resolving their domestic issues such as divorce, child custody, paternity, support and all other aspects of family law. I am committed to providing each and every client with professional representation that is in your and your children’s best interest.
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Dealing with family law issues?

Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.


No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.

Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.